The last few days we have been lashed by strong winds and rain. The sea which is usually still is now pounding in and the beach has disappeared. This is fairly normal for this time of the year. The Dry is over…..here comes The Wet.
The wind causes havoc with power lines….a coconut tree fell on these so we were without power for 2 days. Luckily we have a generator but many people here don't.
We now have lost our main phone line but still have the email line (for what is is worth).
The earthquake yesterday hit Lae but there were no casualties. Luckily an quake of the magnitude that can wipe out a village in Afghanistan or somewhere else, seems to cause just minor damage here. We had a series of earthquakes 7 years ago -the biggest was 8.1 and not a house was lost, just lots of water tanks and solar water panels! The amazing thing was the GPS marker at the airport was a metre out ofter it!
The flooding has been in Oro Province on the mainland. Supplies are finally getting in thanks to the Australian Government. We have had only minor flooding here which is a relief.Interesting times!!!